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Bug#240656: xserver-xfree86: 5 second lock when switching from console to X with XFree 4.3

On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 09:54:00PM +0200, Marco Herrn wrote:
> > > > > 1) Report your gpm configuration by mailing your /etc/gpm.conf (I think
> > > > > that's what it's called -- I don't have it installed) to this bug.
> It is attached to this mail.
> This is the already new version! I had the repeat type to raw, too.


> > > > > 2) Disable GPM and reconfigure XFree86 to talk directly to /dev/psaux or
> > > > > whatever port GPM was fastened to, and see if that causes the delay to
> > > > > go away.
> I had a strange problem when doing this. My mouse didn't work anymore in
> X. I have no idea why. Anyway, the problem about the 5 second lock was
> still there.

So, with gpm completely disabled, the X server was not able to speak to
your mouse?

> > > I see you're repeating as "imps2".  The following item was recently
> > > added to the xfree86 package NEWS.Debian file, and will appear in the
> > > next release.  Can you please try out its advice?
> > 
> > Hmm, strange, I have apt-listchanges installed and never saw the notice.
> > Maybe I just looked over it.
> The same goes for me. I also have apt-listchanges installed but didn't
> see the news item.

Do you see it now?

$ zcat /usr/share/doc/xserver-xfree86/NEWS.Debian.gz | pager

> > > If you go back to using /dev/gpmdata for your XFree86 input
> > > device, but have GPM repeat as "ms3" instead of "imps2", does the
> > > situation improve?

> Yes. The 5 second lock disappears. So the problem was obviously caused
> by this.

> But this solution still isn't comforting me. Now I have some strange
> bevaviour of my mouse. I do not know how to specify it, but it _feels_
> different than before.

> And after some testing I even found a problem with the mouse.
> When the mousepointer is at the left side of the screen and I start
> shaking the mouse very fast from left to right and back again a lot, the
> pointer only moves in the left third of the screen. I think something
> like this is the cause of of the different "feeling" of the mouse.

I can only advise you to ask the upstream maintainer of the mouse
driver, Egbert Eich, about this.

In any case, the problem in your bug report has been resolved, right?
I'd like to close this bug.  If you feel that the mouse "feeling
differently" warrants a separate bug report, please file one.

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